Section 31 of Directorate I

  • Emigrant section )1971-1974), Section 31 (1974-1988), Section 26 (1988-1990) – foreign counterintelligence, ideo-diversion and emigration


  • 1971 – 1984 Maj. Jan Penčík "Pozorný"
  • until 1978 deputy chief Lt.Col. Václav Lenert "Lahoda"
  • 1984 – 1989 Lt.Col. Milan Jelínek "Brodský"
  • 1988 – 1989 deputy chief Maj. Jiří Vedral "Kabíček"

The Section worked on active “anti-Czechoslovak“ and “anti-socialist“ centres and prominent persons of the Czechoslovak emigration. It gathered information about the political and “ideo-diversive“ activity of the emigration with the goal of uncovering helpers in the ČSSR and uncovering the influence and channels into the ČSSR. It carried out active measures for influencing the emigration and liquidation of “anti-state and anti-socialist“ activities.

In 1988, the Section was merged with Section 26. 

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